Polygon, the decentralized Ethereum scaling platform, has announced a partnership with the Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF) to promote ocean literacy through new creative, entertaining, and engaging ways to give people exposure to deep underwater missions.
It has been reported that Polygon shared that the aim of this collaboration is to offer interactive experiences via a governance platform where participants can help in making key decisions surrounding the RV Odyssey, one of the most advanced ocean research vessels around the globe. Participants will be able to explore the state-of-the-art research vessel via immersive and interactive experiences in the Metaverse.
However, the partnership intends to allow participants to play a key role in deciding the vessel’s future itinerary, research and even engage in the missions on board through the metaverse and other Web3 tools.
Alex Moukas, the founder of OCEEF, said at the Green Blockchain Summit 2.0 hosted by Polygon:
“Using our Polygon partnership and its carbon-neutral tech as a launchpad, we will be using technology to democratize access to the vessel through multiple Web3 platforms as well as provide participants with the ability to help decide the vessel's future itinerary and research.”
The report said that OCEEF will also allow groups of students to join their teams for different missions and dives. These opportunities will be made available through nonfungible tokens (NFTs) which would go toward funding the project.
Sandeep Nailwal, the co-founder of Polygon, said:
“Being able to facilitate a global endeavor such as the one that OCEEF is undertaking is very humbling. I know that our technology is up to the task of bringing these types of immersive, educational, and change-making experiences to people all over the globe.”
Thus, in April, Polygon’s core team committed to becoming carbon negative by the end of the year and dedicated $20 million to climate-related projects. Since then, Polygon claimed to have achieved carbon-neutral status, eliminating 104,794 metric tons of greenhouse gasses, more than the entirety of the network’s CO2 debt since inception.